Louisiana Hurricane Lili (DR-1437)

Incident period: October 1, 2002 to October 16, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 3, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 13, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- The figures are remarkable. In the last quarter-century, more than 165,000 Louisianans with flood insurance have received more than $1.5 billion in loss payments. In the last fiscal year alone, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) compensated 8,243 state homeowners and renters to the tune of more than $89 million.
November 13, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- State and federal officials announced plans to cease full-scale operations at the two remaining Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Lafayette and Houma and convert the centers to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan-assistance workshops at 6 p.m. (close-of-business) on Fri. Nov. 15.
November 12, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- Federal, state and local governments do all they can to reduce flood hazards that can cost lives as well as billions of dollars in damages and losses to residential and business property. They build levees, dams, dikes, floodwalls and berms, dredge channels, clear waterways, remove debris and provide incentives to elevate, relocate or even acquire and demolish structures that suffer recurring damage.
November 12, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- With nearly 40,000 Louisiana individuals and households approved for direct financial assistance to meet disaster-related necessary expenses and serious needs not covered by insurance, state and federal recovery officials remind applicants that a commitment to flood insurance is a major part of the aid package.
November 8, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- The total of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and state funds committed for the Louisiana recovery effort for Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili this week topped the $120 million mark.
November 7, 2002
News Release
Baton Rouge, LA -- The wily weasels that prey on disaster survivors are at it again. This time they're trying to help themselves to a slice of flood insurance claims. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Inspector General, working closely with the Louisiana Attorney Generals' Office, has identified a new swindle being inflicted on hard-hit parish residents recovering from the double barrage of Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili.

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